I’ve been shooting a lot of headshots for local actors recently. I love shooting these types of portraits because when you work with someone one-on-one, a bond forms. As the camera captures pieces of their soul and reveals the person behind the eyes, a connection is made, a friendship begins. A sense of ease settles in and the shoot warms to something very natural.
Though you’re only together for a couple of hours, you’ve together created something that will last forever.
Because I’ve shared a special moment in their lives—a time when they were working to build their careers—I have become good friends with many of these aspiring actors. We talk. We text. We laugh. We hang out. We plan our next shoot.
My hope is that my work will contribute in a small way to their ultimate success, not only in their chosen career path but also in life.